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Growing wealth widens distance between lawmakers and constituents

• Washington Post

Between 1984 and 2009, the median net worth of a member of the House more than doubled, according to the analysis of financial disclosures, from $280,000 to $725,000 in inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars, excluding home ­equity.

Over the same period, the wealth of an American family has declined slightly, with the comparable median figure sliding from $20,600 to $20,500,

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How wealth of members of Congress has TRIPLED in 25 years - while average U.S. family has suffered a DROP in their worth Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078964/Growing-wealth-gap-members-Congress-rule-survey-reveals.html#ixzz1hkHL3kcn

 


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